Nature and Environment

UA’s College of Public Health secures $3.8 million NIH grant to pioneer climate change and health research

Dec 12, 2023 SCORCH initiative focuses on forecasting, adaptive responses and community resilience

Construction resumes on SunZia Transmission Project following temporary suspension

Dec 8, 2023 Bureau of Land Management’s pause addresses cultural property concerns in the San Pedro Valley, work progresses on 520-mile transmission project

Fort Huachuca and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must re-assess water savings analysis

Dec 6, 2023 The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the government and Army did not provide sufficient evidence of water savings through conservation efforts.

Endangered red squirrel's numbers show decrease this year in southeastern Arizona

Dec 6, 2023 The annual survey conducted jointly by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Coronado National Forest and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service showed an estimate of 144 squirrels.

U.S. Department of Justice initiates water rights decree for San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

Dec 5, 2023 Environmental group says decree prompts evaluation of existing water rights certificates

Arizona Attorney General initiates investigation into hazardous lead-covered cables, telecommunications infrastructure

Dec 5, 2023 Mayes takes action to safeguard environment, drinking water and public health

Arizona rattlesnakes could be affected by I-11 construction

Dec 2, 2023 A portion of the project cuts through desert land, which experts say could cause continuing concerns for wildlife.

Federal initiative awards Altar Valley Watershed $1.2 million for flood resilience

Dec 1, 2023 The investment drives innovation for water infrastructure projects

A new radio drama: "Six Ways to Get Bit by a Rattlesnake"

Nov 29, 2023 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Hydropower on the Navajo Nation; Preview the upcoming Oro Valley Arts Festival; Listen to a poem by Rick Wamer, and a new song from Gabrielle Pietrangelo.

Pima County to Reorganize Environmental Departments next year

Nov 29, 2023 The new Conservation Lands and Resources Department is expected to be completed next summer.

40 years of Gould’s turkey restoration success in the Sky Islands

Nov 20, 2023 From local extinction to Thanksgiving triumph, the journey of North America’s largest wild turkey species in Arizona’s southeastern mountains

ADEQ unveils Advanced Water Purification Program

Nov 20, 2023 The program looks to reuse wastewater into a purified water source

US wildlife managers have no immediate plans to capture wandering Mexican gray wolf

Nov 17, 2023 Her paws have seen hundreds of miles now over the last five months.

Tucson Water receives federal funding to combat PFAS, construct new water treatment facility

Nov 17, 2023 $30 million awarded through EPA from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

StoryCorps invites you to join "The Great Thanksgiving Listen."

Nov 15, 2023 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Alejandro Canelos' short stories explore secrets of the desert; How Bisbee is supporting Arizona's pollinators; and the Arizona Wildlife Federation celebrates 100 years.

Conservation windfall in Arizona: America the Beautiful Challenge funds key initiatives

Nov 15, 2023 Statewide grant recipients develop nature-based solutions

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